[SATLUG] desktop.ini

Robert Waldo rjw6844 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 29 16:04:09 CDT 2017


It is a layout file for the folder that contains it.  It may appear to be
an actual system file, but it is only the look an characteristics of the
containing file.  I have never had a catastrophic event by deleting them.

On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 10:22 AM, NATHAN OXHANDLER <nathan at gvtc.com> wrote:

> Okay you Windows Experts here is a good one:
> I was going to delete an unused folder on my Win 7 computer with all the
> latest updates.  It said that I would be deleting a file called desktop.ini
> which is needed by Windows.
>
> I did a search on my computer and found 221 files with the name
> desktop.ini or Desktop.ini dated over an 8 year period with files sizes
> from 56 to 800 bytes.
>
> Are all these files really needed?  Why so many?
>
> Nathan
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